KINGWOOD, TEXAS > TRACK AND FIELD
Shawn, a recent graduate of Kingwood Park High and this year's Texas 4A state pole vault champion, cleared 18'3½" to break the national high school record by half an inch at the AAU National Junior Olympics in Humble, Texas. A dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada, he cleared 18'2½" to win bronze for Canada at the World Junior Championships in July. The winner of this year's Texas Relays, Great Southwest Classic and New Balance Nationals, Shawn will attend the University of Akron.
HERMOSA BEACH, CALIF. > VOLLEYBALL
Zana, who will be a sophomore at Notre Dame High (Sherman Oaks), won the AAU Best of the Beach 16-and-under tournament in Santa Monica in three sets alongside partner Gianna Guinasso (Huntington Beach), to become the first athlete to win the AAU Triple Crown of junior beach volleyball. In her hometown in July, she won the 16-and-under titles in the two other major tournaments on the AAU tour, the nationals and the Junior Olympics, with two other partners.
NEW YORK CITY > CHESS
Marc, a recent graduate of Columbia Prep, won the 2012 U.S. Junior Championship in St. Louis, ranking No. 1 in the preliminaries before defeating Alec Getz (also of New York City) in a two-match final. His win earned him a spot in next year's U.S. Championship. The week before, Marc tied for third at the World Open in Philadelphia, the largest tournament in the U.S. Already an international master, he currently holds a 2540 FIDE rating, the 30th best in the world among juniors. He will attend Indiana.